Death in Venice: investigate more of Guido Brunetti's cases.
©2006 Donna Leon and Diogenes Verlag AG Zurich; (P)2006 BBC Audiobooks America
"It is so enjoyable roaming Venice with [Brunetti] - mulling things over, coming up against dead ends - that the outcome is a genuine surprise. Further, you'll want to catch the first plane over there." (The Washington Post)
Like so many good series, the Brunetti books have gone from good stories to too much information. Not info about the crime or follow-up, but too much about our hero. Exactly what he eats and where? I blame word-processing and not enough plot.
Also I found the Italian accent the reader used, to be unecessary and a bit silly.
Who would like this book more than I did? An Italian cook or cook-wanna-be.
I've listened to every book Donna Leon has written with David Colacci as the narrator. Ms. Leon is a wonderful writer, and she keeps the stories interesting throughout the series. The characters have depth and breadth, and Venice itself seems like a character in the story. I've tried listening to some of the books in this series read by narrators other than David Colacci, but none of them measure up to his skill. I haven't made it more that about 10 minutes with any of them. My only complaint about any of the books in this series is that I wish they were all read by Mr. Colacci.
loved the characters, the setting, the writing. maybe i've read too many of the longer crime novels... we follow the story as the perpetrator is discovered/revealed... and that's the end! i always enjoy the "thrill of the chase"... this book ends with no chase, just the knowledge of who did it.
Guess that means i didn't want it to end? :D
yes. The book is great
I did not like the Italian accent in English as the original is in Italian. However, Italian words and titles should have been pronounced properly, i.e. ispectore and vice questore
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